Luo Haocai

Luo Haocai
Chairman of China Zhi Gong Party
In office
Preceded by Dong Yinchu
Succeeded by Wan Gang
Personal details
Born March 1934
Died 12 February 2018(2018-02-12) (aged 83)
Beijing, China
Nationality Chinese
Political party China Zhi Gong Party
Alma mater Peking University
Profession Legal scholar

Luo Haocai ( Chinese: 罗豪才; Wade–Giles: Lo Hao-ts'ai; March 1934 – 12 February 2018) was a Chinese legal scholar, Supreme Court judge, and politician. He served as professor and Vice President of Peking University, Vice President of the Supreme People's Court, Chairman of China Zhi Gong Party (Public Interest Party), and Vice Chairperson of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC). In the field of administrative law, he proposed the "theory of balance", which has become highly influential in China.

Early life in Singapore

Luo was born in March 1934 in Singapore, with his ancestral home in Anxi County, Fujian, China. His grandfather had moved to Burma and later settled in Singapore. During the Japanese occupation of Singapore, his uncle and the principal of his school were killed in the Sook Ching massacre. [1] [2]

British rule was restored in Singapore at the end of World War II. While a 17-year-old student at The Chinese High School, Luo participated in the anti-colonial movement and was jailed by the British government for more than a year. [2] As he had lost his birth certificate, he was deported to China in July 1952 after his release from prison. [1]

Other Languages
Simple English: Luo Haocai
中文: 罗豪才